Charles McLean Redding

is creating Art, stories, comics, and offering Worldbuilding advice!

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This will earn you my gratitude, access to all patron-exclusive digital content, WIP and behind-the-scenes posts, as well as an acknowledgement in anything that gets published! When I have something new available, you'll be the first to hear about it!

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On top of the benefits of the Polite Observer, you will get discounts on goods, any special mailings that go out, and may request signed copies of any book or art piece I have produced. The first one of these, is free. 


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Welcome to the Adopt a Dinosaur Program! By sending the artist only $5 a month, you will be symbolically adopting one of the dumb dinosaurs from the Snack Pack.

Why A Symbolic Adoption? 

First, because raptors and other dinosaurs are much happier when they are left in their natural environments, and so are your other pets. Secondly, because $5 is only a fraction of the cost of feeding an actual raptor.

What do you get?

You'll get to choose which dinosaur you are adopting. You'll be sent a Hand drawn portrait, and an Adoption Certificate. You'll receive special acknowledgement as an Adopter in all future self-published Raptor Comics.

You'll get a monthly update as to the activities and shenanigans of your adopted dinosaur.




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About Charles McLean Redding

Hello and welcome!

My name is Charles McLean Redding. I am an artist, performer, a world-builder, and a storyteller. I invite you to help me in my quest to make the world a stranger and more magical place, by becoming a Patron!

Towards this end, I produce all kinds of art.

I modify and distress toys, clothing, and accessories into Wasteland Artifacts. My Wasteland Bears are my most notable items, and have been turning heads are conventions and craft shows for the past two years.

I create ink-based art pieces using calligraphy inks, india ink, water colors, fire, and using not only brushes but sticks, wind, water, and more to create surreal dreamlike drawings. I call this "Elemental Ink Art".

I carve and burn wood to make wands, pendants, and wooden blades, even sometimes small puppet-like figures I call Styxies. 

I tell stories. I have a number of short stories and novellas out and in development, which I am  self-publishing.

I'm developing an illustrative style with my ink-work, some in support of those pieces of fiction I mentioned, and some to create my Snack Pack: Raptor Comics! This is an ongoing project, but I have the first collection available! You can find it here:

I also, at any given time, may have any number of other projects running, including boardgame and TTRPG systems, theatrical projects, cellu-clay sculptures, other fantasy-anthropological artifacts, and other strange things I can leave in unexpected places to increase the general level of weirdness and mystery in the world.

To Prospective Patrons:

The arts are not an easy field to enter without a stable support structure. It's a structure that many people don't have. The world we live in sometimes just isn't made for artists to thrive. Myself, I'm not looking to get rich, I'm just hoping to be able to continue my work, to give it my time, and my energy. With your help I can focus entirely on my art, on developing my skills, on increasing my exposure, and I would dearly love to share the journey and the process with you!

I once heard that one of the secrets of success and happiness in life is to "find your ministry." which is to say, find the thing that you were put on this earth to do. Bring that to the world, and you'll find your place in it. So this is the start of it. Welcome to my ministry :)

So whether you are just taking a look or are considering joining this adventure as a patron of the arts and supporting me, thank you!
$143.11 of $1,000 per month
My needs are not great. When I reach my "Dedicated Artist" goal, I will be able to leave the 9-5 and dedicate a significant amount of time each week to creating. If I reach this goal, I'll be sending a personal thank you to every single patron. I don't care if there are 1000 people giving 1 dollar each, you'll ALL get a card from me.
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